President Uhuru Kenyatta has said in a state address on Friday that he disagrees with the court ruling which nullified the recent Presidential elections but also revealed that he respects it.
Kenyatta spoke hours after the Supreme Court delivered its ruling in an election petition filed by opposition coalition NASA. The court said that the election was not conducted in accordance with the law thereby deeming Kenyatta’s Presidency null and void.
The ruling demands that the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) organizes fresh elections after 60 days.
Kenyatta who described the outcome of the August 8 election as “the will of the people” stated that he and the Jubilee party are ready to seek re-election.
“We believe in the rule of law,” he said at State House Nairobi while accompanied by his deputy William Ruto but questioned how six people would go against the will of the people.
Meanwhile, the President has encouraged all Kenyans to be peaceful and continue to display a democratic spirit.
“Let me ask every single Kenyan, wherever they be, whatever they may be doing, whoever they may be with – take the hand of your brother,” Kenyatta said.
“Your neighbor will still be your neighbor regardless of whatever has happened. The man or woman who sits with you, who resides next to you will still be your neighbor regardless of their political affiliation, regardless of religion, regardless of color, regardless of tribe.”
He advised the opposition leaders to go out and sell their policies to voters, making assurance that Jubilee’s track record would speak for it in the forthcoming election.